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Ink and acrylic texture paste
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:icon6-of-tentacles:
6-of-tentacles Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
JohnPatience (apparently aka MonsieurFantasy) writes:

> Thanks for the fave.

No false flattery from me! The drawing on this one is very successful, especially the foreground foliage and the cypresses (though they might be Lombardy poplars -- anyway, those tall, slender trees that look so very Mediterranean.) And the restricted palette is just right as well. -- 6oT
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Many thanks for your carefully considered comment.
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vhartley Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I like the way this image compares with some of your fairy tale ones. The softer colors and style you used here, really create a more calm, subtle feel that fits the scene, just as the vibrant colors and styles fit your fairy tale scenes.
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Thanks for your kind comment. Choosing a color range to fit the image is always something to give careful thought to.
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vhartley Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed. Color choices can really make or break an image, and you're welcome. :)
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Digital Artist
I've been admiring this painting for over a month in my Message box, and thought I'd best get myself in gear and add it to my Fav's before the texture on the pot sloughs off ;). Too bad that prints can't retain the rough texture; I would like to be able to see the original. Love the colors and the peacefulness of this painting.
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Ah ah, I think the texture on the pot is there for keeps.

I pleased to read that you like the picture, I think I did managed to convey something of the peacefulness of the place. The gardens are not very big but they are quite amazing, I'm sure you would love them.

Thanks for the fave and the nice comment Marylin. :)
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FantasyLost Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010   Digital Artist
How coincidental, when I ran a Google search for the Gardens, the first site I chose brought up the exact view that you drew (minus your beautiful pot and flowers, though!): [link]

When I worked in the Civic Center in Los Angeles, California, a lifetime ago, the middle area was filled with acres of flowers in brilliant colors along with a large fountain with "dancing" water. I used to walk there during lunch hour. I looked for photos so I could show you, but the flowers seem to be mostly gone, replaced predominantly by greenery. But the beautiful fountain, at least, is still there: [link]

I had to laugh, though, at the photographer's comment ("a dry fountain--quite sad") at the Hall of Records where I worked: [link] Little does he know that the pool was dry even when I worked there all those years ago because (1) the pool leaked into the brand new building--the pool was directly over the area in which I worked and we had to put out pans to catch the water coming through the ceiling :) and (2) the gorgeous mosaic of the map of Los Angeles County, a small portion of which you can see in the corner of the photo, was designed to have water flowing down through channels simulating the public water circulating through the county; but the artist forgot that water takes the quickest and easiest way downhill and simply flowed in a waterfall down over the mosaic covering it with white mineral deposits, so they shut it off ;). Ah, great memories!
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I had to crouch down to get that plant and pot in the picture. I often like to take that child's eye view, I feel part of the environment that way, and not just a spectator.

That fountain in Los Angeles is very impressive but it's a shame about the flowers no longer being there.
By contrast the dry fountain is like some kind of sad metaphor, and enough to make one shed a tear for it.

I suppose the thought to take away from your tale about the mosaic is "Never think you can control nature, you're just gong to end up standing in a puddle."
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luiskaan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
great work..
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:iconjohnpatience:
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Thanks. :)
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:iconluiskaan:
luiskaan Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
not at all
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work on these last pieces, John :D that texture sounds like gesso to me (is it called that way over there too?)
Anyways, great piece and fantastic execution ^___^
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thanks Javier. I've heard of jesso but I have no idea what it is.
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
Gesso is a kind of "cement" that quickly dries and that is used for laying out textures or a first layer for the media (oil or acrylic) to be absorbed. Doesn't work with watercolor or gouache very well, I'm afraid :(
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Sounds very much like the same stuff, I should have gessoed as much. :D
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: Hahahaha! :lol:
Also, thanks for the card :hug: I really don't deserve having such great friends :happycry:
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
You're welcome and I'm sure you don't. :D
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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Hahahaha! :lol: I agree ;P
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NikkaBrooks-Cullum Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
That texture stuf is awesome. I can almost feel the pot and the twigs and dirt inside. :)
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:iconjohnpatience:
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Yep I thoroughly recommend the the texture paste.:)
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HappyAggro Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Fantastic,

Texture paste? I can't say I've heard of that method before...
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:iconjohnpatience:
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Yeah it's fun stuff, try it and see. :)
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I do love the textures in that urn.

How does this acrylic texture work? Is it applied prior to painting or after - or does it have its own colours?
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:iconjohnpatience:
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
This kind of thing is a controlled accident but I'll take the credit anyway. :)

I apply, it let it dry, then float the ink over the surface. There may well be other ways.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Aha, thank you. Sounds very tempting... :plotting:
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annewipf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
A dreamy place :D
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:iconjohnpatience:
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
It's well worth a visit. :)
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annewipf Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I'll surely go, sometimes, if it is not too far away from my home :)
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eos2102 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Love the texturing on the pot, looks fabulous!
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:iconjohnpatience:
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
The texture medium is nice stuff to use :)
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Astera-T Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I love the leaves of the plant in the foreground the most, but the whole painting is lovely. :)
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Thanks I should perhaps do more plant drawing.:)
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Astera-T Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Plants are always a lovely subject. Looking forward to seeing them in your drawings. :)
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
What a a serene setting. I love the colors and perspective
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thanks Sophia your comments are always very kind. Thanks also for the faves :)
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
You are very welcome, John. :)
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JoannaBromley Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely painting...looks suspiciously like digital though... :D Then again I don't know much about texture paste...I will be trying out the liquid acrylics I bought when I was in England!:bounce:
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I promise it's not digital. :D

I'll look forward to seeing the results, I'm sure they will be wonderful as ever.

Thanks for the fave :)
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JoannaBromley Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D I plan on using these fluid acrylics for DA's "James & the Giant Peach Day Dream Contest" hope they work for me!The artist, Lina Wain, who sold these paint to me at Woodstock, Blenheim does fantastic detailed work with them.I was highly impressed! Anyway, enough... :blahblah:

:tighthug:
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
In a good restaurant somewhere up in the north of Scotland would do you I should think. :)

Absolutely no need to apologize Javier. Our dogs name is actually Sula but I think I prefer Zula. :D
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a lovely scene. I could live there.
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thanks Ann. I wouldn't mind living there myself, the place is so beautiful and peaceful.

Thanks for the fave. I hope all is well with you. :)
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome. Just tired from all the people in and out.
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:iconjohnpatience:
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I hope things settle down for you soon. Take care.
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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