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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2012 06:56    Post subject: Some of my paintings from 2012  

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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2012 07:20    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Very nice...
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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2012 09:55    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Great job!
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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2012 10:56    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

I love the Grossular. How large is this painting?
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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2012 11:31    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Hallo, the painting is about 16 x 20 inch., 40 x 50 cm.
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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2012 15:51    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Very nice. My favourite is the cacoxenite, especially the broken hemisphere. Very well rendered.

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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2012 16:14    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

16x20" is a pretty good size for a mineral illustration. I know it would take me a long time!

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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2012 17:29    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Hallo, thank you for your message. I remember, that I was painting for about 8 hours, till the painting was done. If someone is interested, I can post some more paintings tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Dec 27, 2012 19:19    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Feel free to keep posting. It's interesting to see the variety of styles in mineral illustration.

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PostPosted: Dec 28, 2012 06:32    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

again some more paintings from 2012.
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I had an idea: we all should paint the same mineral. Then the paintings are shown together. I would like to read your opinions. Of course everyone is free, so you can say yes or no. I think it would be wonderful to see the different facets of this mineral through artists eyes. Each painting is one facet, like a puzzle. Put together you see the mineral in full size.



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PostPosted: Dec 28, 2012 07:36    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Great paintings! I assume the minerals are micromounts. They are difficult to do, especially is you are looking through a microscope and then trying to capture by painting what you just saw. It's a great strain on the eyes and I commend your efforts -.
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PostPosted: Dec 28, 2012 08:42    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Thanks for answering. I'm not working with a microscope. I use a good photo (most are taken of the Mineralienatlas, there are very good ones) and put it large on my screen. My easel stands right beside and I paint with some light on the canvas. Sometimes I am painting "Stillleben" (fruits on plates for example) or flowers. Most of these paintings are done without using a photo. But for landscapes I often use photos, because the sun is more quickly, than I can paint (oil on canvas takes a little longer than watercolours).
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PostPosted: Dec 28, 2012 10:58    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Schwertner wrote:
again some more paintings from 2012.
Dear artists,
I had an idea: we all should paint the same mineral. Then the paintings are shown together. I would like to read your opinions. Of course everyone is free, so you can say yes or no. I think it would be wonderful to see the different facets of this mineral through artists eyes. Each painting is one facet, like a puzzle. Put together you see the mineral in full size.


I love the idea of all painting the same mineral! Count me in.

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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2012 03:50    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Thank you Ed, let's wait for a week, if someone else will join us.
As som many people saw my paintings yesterday, I show some more today.



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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2012 04:17    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Sounds like fun...I'm willing to give it a go.

I'm off to play with my water-mixable oils that I got for xmas...

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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2012 04:59    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Wonderful Steve, I hope, there'll be some more artists, I dare you!
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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2012 05:01    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Beautiful work Schwertner. This is getting interesting, 3 artists on board so far!
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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2012 08:29    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Finished my water-mixable oils painting. I will post a picture of it tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2012 09:38    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

The depth of talent on this site is inspiring. If I could put my two cents in, I think the photos by Matteo Chinellato might be a source for this exercise. I'm not sure how his copyright might be involved or if he would participate, but his technique is amazing, and lends itself to this effort. Would you consider your paintings to be "still life" in the classic sense? Thank you all for sharing your talents.A very cool idea.
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PostPosted: Dec 29, 2012 11:18    Post subject: Re: Some of my paintings from 2012  

Thanks to all of you for your interest in my work and my idea. My mineral paintings may be titled "Stillleben", but my technic is inspired by the impressionism. So the painting seems to live, the colours look like moving.
Before I showed my paintings in public, I asked Stefan Schorn, the boss of the Mineralatlas, wether any fotograph (Matteo Chinellato is one of them) would mind it, because of copyright. He told me, that no one would mind it, and until today I had no problems.
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