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Guenn Eona Nimue
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:40 pm     Reply with quote
The Dancing Trees, painted on a board approximately 2.5 x 3.5 feet and completed in 1967, was inspired by a recurring dream I had the year before of walking through a forest that swayed back and forth, in an exagerated, but very graceful way, in the complete absence of even the slightest breeze, so I decided to paint it. It has never been shown, and has only been seen by a handful of people, until now. For best result, right click on picture, then click on "Display Image with Full Quality".

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:04 pm     Reply with quote
Welcome to Sijun! Smile

Unfortunately "Display Image with Full Quality" isn't working for me, in FireFox.
Maybe it's an IE feature, only?

I like the painting. Smile
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Guenn Eona Nimue
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:34 pm     Reply with quote
Sorry durgldeep!

I think I may have "stepped in it" here by joining this site. I am an old traditional painter. Is this site primarily digital art? If so, apologies for posting. Anyway, I am glad you liked The Dancing Trees though! If you like, you can check the web site my son put together for me at www.anglamarke.com (nothing for sale). In the gallery you can see a sample (80 pieces) of the work I have done over the last 60 years.

Happy Holidays to you, and all! Guenn

P.S. - Let me know, will you, if this is all digital work here? I still very much enjoy all of the work I have seen, especially the one I commented on!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:52 pm     Reply with quote
nice work here, guenn

it is not only all digital works here but most people do digital here anyway ..though all are welcome to post traditional works too.

I think it would be cool if you could do some digital works too.. make a speedpainting for example Wink


not many can say that they've been painting over 60 years.. it is so cool Shocked
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durgldeep
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:49 pm     Reply with quote
Guenn, I agree with Tomasis, it's not all digital. Smile Re the site, overall:

"Dhabih has been happy for us to cultivate a relaxed, easy-going community, rather than drive for market share or a particular purpose. It is whatever it is, and the people who visit seem to enjoy it for that."
http://forums.sijun.com/viewtopic.php?t=42876

Even in recent posts there's a lot of crossover between traditional and digital: pencil drawings coloured in digital; digital effects that look "just like oils" (hmmmm); and traditional paintings based on digital originals (see Eyewoo's work). Smile

Er, traditional works have inspired a lot of digital subjects (most of them? hehe) so I don't see your work as out of place. Very Happy

Hope this helps give a clearer picture of what the site is about. Smile
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Guenn Eona Nimue
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:56 pm     Reply with quote
Thank you so much, Tomasis, and you too durgldeep! As for the digital thing, I am afraid I am addicted now, after so many years, to natural light and the smell of oil paints and thinner! It has taken several months for me just to learn the basics of operating this machine. If I were to try this new digital art form though, tell me, where could I get started in learning about it? How did you learn about it?

Guenn
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:14 pm     Reply with quote
Guenn, I learned it for my job (the boss plunked a computer on my desk and said, "Learn it" (graphic arts department of a screen printing company, '89)).

The image you commented on could be any number of digital "paint" programs (Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, etc.). Most (or all) computers include a very basic paint program already installed (in Windows it's "Paint"...). That`s maybe the best way to learn basic functions. I say "maybe" because digital is not a steep learning curve for everyone.

If/when you'd like to try something more advanced, GIMP is a free program/download (no hidden costs): http://www.gimp.org/

Painting with a mouse is another issue; some people hate it, some don't mind at all. Basic/starter drawing tablets are not very expensive...

Hope this helps. Smile

PS: in your gallery my favourite is Katalynahezza. Smile
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Guenn Eona Nimue
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:44 pm     Reply with quote
Thank you very much durgldeep! I found the "paint" program, and I will tinker with that for a bit before exploring the other free resourse you mention. Your favorite from my gallery was finished in 1981, glad you like it, and thanks for the information too!

Merry Christmas! Guenn
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:25 am     Reply with quote
i suggest program called Artrage 3. It is very easy and fun, suited for traditional painter. Demo you can find there http://www.artrage.com/artrage-demos.html

for cheap tablet, I recommend Wacom Bamboo so you dont damage your mouse-hand

http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-CTH460-Bamboo-Factory-Refurbished/dp/B003LVKQ18/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1292873363&sr=8-5

merry xmas too and good luck
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:29 am     Reply with quote
I'm viewing your oil paintings and I was just flabbergasted with it!
Can I say, this is pleasing good! Thank you for posting! Very Happy
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Guenn Eona Nimue
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:44 pm     Reply with quote
Thank you John, so very pleased you like it!
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