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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2012 16:31    Post subject: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

I recently met an artist who paints flowers and fungi, and a few flints. So I suggested to her that she could always try the challenge of painting mineral specimens. I lent her a few specimens from my collection so that she can practice and see what she thinks. Her comment was 'at least they do not die or move'.

I attach a couple of examples to see what you all think. She has taken away a few more 'rocks' to practice on and see how it goes and I cannot wait to see the results.

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Azaila, Aragon, Spain
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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2012 16:44    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

Great work! I think with Fred Wilda's exhibit and new artists showing up on the forum, we might have a little mineral illustration revival on our hands! I would be very interested in doing paintings of some famous pieces someday.

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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2012 17:02    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

Superb!
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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2012 17:29    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

The size is given as 8x5 cm, is that the actual size of the painting? The renditions are great. I am only inquiring about the size.

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PostPosted: Sep 24, 2012 17:54    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

Barbara's art is excellent and she has a great sensitivity for details. I assume she is using watercolors for her work. Could you please let her know that I would consider her for an article in Rocks & Minerals magazine.
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PostPosted: Sep 25, 2012 14:51    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

John

That is the specimen size, not the size pf the painting. I thought it best to give the specimen size. The paintings are basically life size too.

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So far she has only painted two specimens so we might need to give her a chance to do a few more. But I will let her know

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PostPosted: Oct 25, 2012 12:11    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

I attach Barbara's latest work of art. Sadly she still has the specimen so at the moment I do not know the exact size of the specimen but I have given a rough estimate of the specimen size.

I hope you enjoy this one too

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PostPosted: Oct 25, 2012 12:40    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

Great work.
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PostPosted: Oct 25, 2012 13:56    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

I know - but she says that she still has a lot to learn!

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PostPosted: Oct 25, 2012 15:39    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

Nice malachite!
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PostPosted: Mar 08, 2013 15:38    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

Barbara has been attempting a few more specimens from my collection. This is the latest she has completed


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PostPosted: Jan 03, 2015 11:14    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

Barbara has been sick recently - new joints were required! The good news is that she is back on her feet and very keen to paint more mineral specimens. If you are interested in having one done send me a PM and I will see what I can do to help.

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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2015 06:04    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

Barbara is painting again and has done this painting of a classic British specimen. See what you think.


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Wheal Maudlin, Lostwithiel, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2015 10:55    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

Beautiful !!!
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PostPosted: Mar 01, 2015 04:42    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

Great work!
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PostPosted: Mar 01, 2015 09:53    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

I think her work is wonderful and really captures the minerals she paints. I try to encourage her to do more, but let's see if she is willing

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PostPosted: May 26, 2015 05:55    Post subject: Re: A new mineral artist - Barbara Stanley  

Here is the next painting Barbara has done, of a fluorite twin from the Heights quarry. It was done so as to look at how angles have to be correct, especially in a twin. I think she has really captured the twin very well, along with its transparency and internal features.


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Heights Quarry, Westgate, Weardale, North Pennines Orefield, County Durham, England, United Kingdom
 Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 5 cm
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Color is that under artificial light
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