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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:56 pm 
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A friend of mine took the time to photograph some of my models and paintings at the Military Museums of Alberta. The paintings are mine as well as the ships (obviously), but the neat cardboard models are by an artist named Dick Edwards.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/uc_imagin ... 117786937/

If you're interested in seeing some better images of the paintings they're here under "Warships Project"
http://www.chrisflodberg.com/index.php/ ... /do_handle

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:10 pm 
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:54 pm 
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Cool stuff. The paintings are very dramatic. Some remind me of the British artist W L Wyllie

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Excellent all around :thumbs_up_1:

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Those are some fantastic paintings, Chris, and large!

Do you use or have you ever tried a method sometimes called "spotting the blacks"? A friend of mine does it, basically painting the lights and shadows first in blacks and grays, giving the canvas a wash, and then painting the color over the wash to get the final painting.

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Interesting that you ask that. In certain scenarios it can be useful to do a tonal plan with some kind of darker color. Doing a full-out black/gray/white tonal painting first, then glazing it is a really old method....15th century old!
With the large paintings, I roughed in the overall silhouette of the ship with the darker and mid-tone colors (not grays, but the colors of those shadows and mid-tones). I kept this soft and built my lights out of this. So not exactly what you describe, but definitely related. On something complex like a ship, I find it easier to work the dark pattern early on to get the forms and shadow shapes down, then tease it out. Of course the images I've painted are quite dark and moody, so this approach makes all the more sense.

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Do you have prints of your paintings for sale? I absolutely love that style!

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Unfortunately no. Thanks for your kind words though

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Outstanding. Did not know you were a painter as well. Amazing talent.


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